Oxford Chamber Music Festival

The Power of Love

Tickets £22

Whether or not Wagner and Mathilde Wesendonck had an affair under the noses of their respective spouses, there was certainly a raging mutual attraction. The songs he made from her poems led directly to the explosive passion of his masterpiece, Tristan and Isolde. Around the songs, we hear two more utterly unmistakeable voices: Poulenc, in his moving and dazzling tribute to fellow-composer Honegger; and Rachmaninov, in the epic cello sonata he wrote immediately after his second piano concerto conquered the world.

Poulenc Clarinet sonata

Wagner Wesendonck lieder (Five poems for a female voice, WWV91)

Rachmaninov Cello sonata in g minor, op19

Heini Kärkkäinen, Julian Arp, Reto Bieri, Polina Leschenko, Julius Drake, Priya Mitchell, Claude Frochaux, Dorottya Láng

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